Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) Review

A Multi-national as well as multi-brand company Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd which has been servicing the world by producing and selling different types of electrical appliances and other military products for over 70 years, launched a new smartphone known as the Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) on 2016, January. Like other devices, the Samsung Galaxy J1 is also an Android smartphone that lacked many features which were afterward added in it’s successors; the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) and Galaxy J2 Pro.

The Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016), because it lies in low range devices, is made up of metal (not completely) and plastic body. The device lacks the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass. Just like other smartphones manufactured by Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) has got the same outline. The device has got an earpiece on the top on its front part along with front facing camera and different sensors. The home button exists below the screen having recent app button and back button on each sides. The home button, however, doesn’t works as a fingerprint sensor. Besides, the Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) also lacks backlit functionality, and just like other low-range devices of Samsung, it is not supported by notification LED lamp.

The Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) features a power button on the right-hand side. The volume adjusting keys have been placed on the left-hand side of the device. Furthermore, a mic and micro USB port has been placed at the bottom of the device. Similarly, the earphone socket has been placed on the top  of the device. The rear part of the device features main camera along with the LED flashlight and a speaker grille.

Talking about the display, the Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) has been equipped with 4.5 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixels ~207 ppi pixel density. The device has got good display screen, viewing angles are good, and provides vibrant color output. The Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) too features ambient light sensor, which means the users should not manually adjust the brightness to use their device in intense lights.

The Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) has been furnished by Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but the device may not be updated to any other software launched by Android. Moreover, the Samsung J1 (2016) comes with Spreadtrum SC9830 chipset and Quad-Core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU. Talking about the graphic processor, the device has been equipped by Mali-400 GPU. Further, the device is stocked with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM which is expandable up to 128 GB.

Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) has been supplied with 5 MP, f/2.2 aperture lens, autofocus, rear camera. The device, however, comes with single LED flashlight. The main camera has got different features like face detection, geo-tagging, touch focus, and so on. The camera captures good photos during daytime. Coming to the front camera, the device has been equipped with 2 MP front facing camera. The rear camera also helps to capture the video at 720p@30fps.

Moreover, the device comes with Li-Ion 2050 mAh removable battery. Furthermore, the device, along with its successors, lacks adaptive fast charging functionality. The battery, however, is good compared to other low-range devices manufactured by Samsung. The device gives good battery backup, and can be used up to 10 h on talk time (3G) and up to 40 h on music play. Moreover, the device is available in white, black and gold color.

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) Price in Nepal : Rs. 11,390 (Around)

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) Specification


Size  4.5 inches
Resolution  480 x 800 (WVGA)
Color Depth  16M


CPU Speed 1.3 GHz
CPU Type  Quad-Core


 Video Recording Resolution  HD (1280 x 720) @30fps
 Main Camera Resolution  CMOS 5.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  CMOS 2.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  1 GB
 ROM  8 GB
 External Memory  Yes, Expandable Up To 128 GB


 Multi-Sim  Dual-SIM
 Sim Size  Micro-SIM (3FF)
 2G Sim  NA


 ANT+  No
 USB Version  USB 2.0
 Headphone  3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, Yes
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.0
 MHL  No
 PC Sync  No
 Location  GPS, Glonass
 NFC  No


 Operating Software  Android 4.4.4 KitKat

Physical Information

 Color+  White, Black and Gold
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
Dimension  132.6 x 69.3 x 8.9 mm
Weight  131 g
Water Resistant/Dust Proof  No


 Compass/Magnetometer  NA
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  No
 Gyroscope  No
 Barometer  No
 Temperature Sensor  No


 Standard Battery Capacity  2050 mAh
 Removable  Yes

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, MKV, WEBM
 Video Playing Resolution  HD (1280 x 720) @30fps


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